apparently 20 years ago the Queen City of Charlotte decided to change the name of its city center and name it Uptown rather than Downtown...as "a way to help civic leaders promote the upbeat, positive attitude of the Queen City."
Charlotte Restaurant Week ...(which we just missed, doh!) a lot of the uptown restaurants participated in specially priced dinner deals...and even though the week is over...the website sponsored by Uptown Charlotte Magazine gives a snapshot at some of the best places to eat in uptown Charlotte...WITH menus & parking (maps!) information!
From Steaks to Sushi....Brazillian Rodizio to Seafood and Southern fare...all in about a 12 block radius.
If you play Buzztime trivia [cough cough] there's Picasso's Sports Cafe within walking distance of the Convention Center that has it and good pizza, too!
Also check the b There! thread Exploring Charlotte
from a recent posting in the CityData.com forum:
Places to go...
ScanFest in the Wachovia Atrium
New Harvey Gantt Center for African-American Art: Harvey B. Gantt Center
Museum of the New South: Levine Museum of the New South
Places to eat...
Steak & Seafood Restaurant Charlotte NC, Uptown Charlotte Restaurant | LaVecchia's
Food & dining photos from Uptown Charlotte Magazine
Artsy Uptown Charlotte photo by Casting Shadows